Following a three-day meeting, the City’s Planning Committee recommended City Council approve amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law that would permit the Salvation Army to relocate its George Street shelter to a new purpose-built facility on Montreal Road.
There has been significant discussion in the community about this development proposal, and the Planning Committee held a meeting over three days to ensure all residents had an opportunity to share their comments on the application. The Committee heard presentations from 145 residents and received more than 150 written submissions.
The proposed facility would provide a wide range of support services and day programs for some of Ottawa’s most vulnerable populations, including 210 beds in a residential care facility and 140 emergency shelter beds.
Items approved at today’s Planning Committee meeting will go to City Council on Wednesday, November 22.